Workshop on “Concepts for a new Regulatory Framework” for Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries in Africa, to be held in São Tomé and Príncipe. The workshop will be hosted by the Autoridade Geral de Regulação, AGER. It is being conducted under the aegis of the ITU Centres of Excellence Network for Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries in Africa and will be delivered in Portuguese.
The workshop will provide an overview of main topics for a modern regulatory framework, with debate on what is an appropriate model for different countries in different circumstances. The workshop will cover both multi-sector and sector specific regulation. Particular attention will be given to consumer protection as an important aspect of regulation in a liberalised marketplace. It will also provide a practical framework to implement the basic structure of a regulatory framework for electronic communications and will focus on the role of the regulator in areas like licencing and consumer protection, enabling the participants, not only to draft legislation, but also to prepare regulatory decisions to improve competition and promote public policies.
• Historical evolution of regulation
• Fundamental Principles
• Authorization and licensing
• Ex ante regulation of markets
• Consumer protection
• Universal Service
• Network and information security
• Protection of privacy and personal data
• Institutional structure
This workshop will target managers and other professionals from regulatory bodies, policy makers and operators from Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries in Africa.
In order to benefit from each other’s experiences, participants are invited to prepare and present case studies during the workshop.
A partial fellowship, covering only the daily subsistence allowance in São Tomé and Príncipe, will be granted to one participant of each eligible country at the request of the administrations. However, countries are free to send more than one participant for this workshop, as long as they meet the cost of travel, accommodation and related expenses in São Tomé and Príncipe.
If interested, please complete the attached Fellowship application form (Annex 2) and return it to
, as indicated in the form, no later than 21 September 2012.
A registration fee of USD 50 per participant is required to attend this workshop. Bank account details for payment of the fee will be sent to participants at the confirmation of their participation by AGER.